Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken

Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken

This recipe for Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken is far from boring like most grilled chicken recipes.

Taco seasoned chicken served with a flavor packed glaze with tequila, orange, and lime!

It’s pretty easy to make, and you can use chicken breasts or boneless, skinless chicken thighs.

How to make Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken

First put either 4 chicken breasts or 6 chicken thighs in a gallon size plastic bag for easy, mess free marinating.

Then add 2 tablespoons taco seasoning blend, kosher salt, pepper, and olive oil.

Massage the bag until evenly mixed and marinate in the fridge for about an hour.

Or you can leave it marinate for several hours if you have the time.

chicken marinating in a bag

Next let’s make the tequila glaze.

Just put a cup of tequila in a saucepan along with 3/4 cup honey, some lime and orange juice and zest, kosher salt, pepper, a few dashes hot sauce, and another tablespoon of taco seasoning.

Bring this to a boil and then reduce the heat to medium low and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes, stirring a few times.

tequila glaze in a saucepan

Then preheat your grill to medium heat for a few minutes.

And grill the chicken 10 to 12 minutes total, flipping a few times.

chicken on the grill before cooking

Brush some of the tequila glaze on the chicken a few times during the last half of cooking.

Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken

Serve Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken with the rest of the glaze on the side for dipping 🙂

Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken

This sure is a party of a winner winner chicken dinner!

Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken

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Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken

Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken

Cheri Renee
Grilled Tequila Glazed Chicken is an amazing dinner recipe perfect for summer grilling, the tequila glaze is easy to make and delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine American, Mexican
Servings 4
Calories 311 kcal

Equipment

  • Grill

Ingredients
  

  • 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (or 6 chicken thighs)
  • 3 tablespoons taco seasoning blend
  • kosher salt, pepper
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup tequila
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • hot sauce

Instructions
 

  • Put the chicken in a gallon size plastic bag with 2 tablespoons of the taco seasoning, kosher salt, pepper, and olive oil. Massage the bag until evenly coated and marinate in the fridge for at least an hour.
  • In a saucepan combine tequila, honey, lime juice, orange juice, lime and orange zest, a few dashes of hot sauce, kosher salt, pepper, and the remaining tablespoon of the taco seasoning. Whisk together, bring to a boil over high heat, reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 10 to 12 minutes. The mixture will thicken more as it cools.
  • Preheat the grill to medium heat for a few minutes. Grill the chicken 10 to 12 minutes total, flipping a few times. Brush with the tequila glaze during the last half of cooking a few times.
  • Serve the chicken with the remaining tequila glaze for dipping.
Keyword best, Chicken, Easy, Glazed, Grilling Recipe, Recipe, Tequila

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